Model code of conduct could delay 36th National Games yet again
"Goa has two assembly by-elections in February/March for which the model code of conduct is likely to be imposed soon," Kumar said in his letter to the IOA president on January 9.
The code would again be in force for the Lok Sabha general election in April-May, Kumar said.
Thus the state would be facing a peculiar situation, where the entire state machinery will be involved in conducting the polls from February till May, said Kumar.
"Since the proposed dates for the Games coincide with the election period, this will definitely have an impact on the conduct of the Games," he said.
The Games were originally scheduled in Goa in 2011, after the state government signed a contract as a host city with the IOA in 2008.